Kitchen 101

Seasonings: {Trader Joes} Everyday Seasonings w/Grinder

Seasonings: {Trader Joes} Everyday Seasonings w/Grinder

Flavoring food does not come easy to me, but this… this is magic in a bottle!! Since writing this post 5 years ago, our family’s favorite seasoning blend quickly became the Garlic Salt – I use it almost everyday. I use it on veggies, two […]

Super Simple Soup {Chicken Noodle}

Super Simple Soup {Chicken Noodle}

This isn’t really a recipe, rather it’s more of a how to…. which means there are many ways to make chicken noodle soup and end up with the same result – depending on your preference, ingredients on hand and amount of time. The story behind […]

Chicken Stock

Chicken Stock

Original post date – October 4, 2011 Update: When I was a child I did not like to eat soup or stew because I had an extreme dislike for the broth. My parent’s would get mad at me for straining the broth off everything… probably because […]

Spices: Celebrating Cinnamon

Spices: Celebrating Cinnamon

By the end of September it seems that people of all ages have started the new school year, apple harvest is half-way over and Summer turns to Fall.  September is the month I start burning “fall” candles. Browse the scents from just about any candle […]

Summer Honey Beer Bread

Summer Honey Beer Bread

Saying goodbye to Summer is never easy for me. I love the lazy crazy days of summer, the heat, the break from school & schedules and the chaos of last-minute adventures…. however, if it weren’t for the other seasons then I suppose I wouldn’t be […]

Trader Joes Ice Cream

Trader Joes Ice Cream

UPDATE: This quickly became and remains one of our family’s favorite ice creams…             5 1/2 years later. Our family also enjoys just about every, if not, all the Trader Joe’s ice cream flavors.  I just bought this ice cream for […]



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